One Piece It is one of the most popular and longest-running Japanese franchises of all time, thus it has marked many generations of fans thanks to its manga and anime. A lover of the saga recently starred in an emotional moment that captivated the entire fan base of Luffy and company.
A lucky fan named Surika received an incredible gift from none other than Eiichiro Oda, creator of the pirate saga. The fan traveled from his native India to Japan to attend a television show and talk about his love for One Piece.
It was then that he was surprised live with the gift: a straw hat signed by Oda. The fan and a renowned voice actor took the opportunity to recreate one of the most iconic scenes from the series.
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Eiichiro Oda captivates fans of One Piece with emotional gift
Surika was surprised during the television show, as Shuichi Ikeda, the voice actor who plays Shanks, appeared on stage to present her with a gift. It all started as the fan wrote a letter to Oda to tell him about his dreams and how One Piece had inspired him to make them come true.
So the creative decided to give him a gift so that he always has his goals in mind and can fulfill them: a straw hat like the one Shanks gave Luffy when he was little. In addition, the object has something that every fan of One Piece looking for: Oda’s signature.
Surika was moved by the gesture and couldn’t contain her emotion, so tears were inevitable. Later, together with Ikeda, he recreated the scene where Luffy receives his precious object, which captivated the entire fan base of the franchise.
Oda also wrote him a letter thanking him for all his support and his passion for Luffy and his crew. Surika, totally impressed, thanked for everything that the series and the creative have given him over the years.
“By the way, I have a present for you today. That’s a straw hat with my signature on it. When your company grows big in the future and you ask me to help, I will gladly accept your offer and meet with you. Hopefully then you will hand me the straw hat you have. I am looking forward to the day when your dreams come true, ”wrote Oda. Below you can see the video:
Here is the video of the delivery of the hat, recreating the moment of the manga.
The person in charge of reading Oda’s message to him was Mayumi Tanaka, who could not contain her tears.
Surika also had the opportunity to meet Hiroshi Kitadani, the singer of the first opening ‘We Are’. pic.twitter.com/pHTvswVw6a
— One Piece Crew 🥳 (@OPCrew_Oficial) January 10, 2022
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